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  • Kailash Mansarovar yatra to begin on June 8

    The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage will commence June 8, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Thursday while announcing that elderly pilgrims and those with mobility issues will now be able to visit Mount Kailash for the first time via a motorable route passing through China

  • Sushma Swaraj to raise issue of 11 Indian prisoners with Oman

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that she will raise the issue of 11 Indians - currently in jails in Oman - during her meetings with the oil-rich Gulf nation's top leadership tomorrow

  • Sri Lankan president arrives on India visit

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived here Sunday on a four-day state visit - his maiden trip abroad since he won the presidential elections last month

  • India to ease way for Chinese businesses, Modi visit in May

    India will make it easier for Chinese companies to do business in the country as it seeks to take bilateral economic ties with China to "a qualitatively new level", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Sunday, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the country in May

  • Jaishankar takes over as foreign secretary, Sushma says was in loop

    S. Jaishankar, India's envoy to the US who was seen as having played a catalytic role in the turnaround in bilateral ties, Thursday assumed charge as foreign secretary, a day after the government in a late-night announcement "curtailed" the two-year tenure of incumbent Sujatha Singh seven months before her term was to end

  • India, Sri Lanka pledge to build better ties

    Nine days after President Maithripala Sirisena took office, Sri Lanka and India Sunday pledged to deepen their relations, with New Delhi agreeing to work "closely and extensively" with Colombo.

  • Dear minister, leave the Gita alone

    India’s External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj feels that the Gita should be made India’s national book 

  • Sushma Swaraj pushes for declaring Gita as national scripture

    Pushing for declaring Bhagwad Gita as a national scripture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said only a formal announcement remained in this regard, sparking a controversy with TMC and and Congress coming out with sharp responses

  • India sends aircraft, vessels to resolve water crisis in Maldives

    With the Maldivian capital facing an acute water crisis after a fire in the city's water treatment plant, India today sent an IAF transport aircraft and naval vessels carrying a large consignment of water to meet the immediate requirement of over 100,000 people

  • PM's foreign trips promote cooperation: Sushma Swaraj

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's engagements abroad have been aimed at promoting cooperation on skill development, advanced medical research and food security, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday

  • No concrete proof of abducted Indians' fate, search on: Sushma Swaraj

     Amid media reports that the 39 abducted Indian workers in Iraq have been killed by Islamic State militants, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday acknowledged the government "does not have concrete proof" of the men being alive or dead and is continuing to search for them based on "six indirect sources"

  • Govt believes 39 Indians held hostage by ISIS still alive

    Government believes that 39 Indians held hostage by ISIS in Iraq are still alive as there is no confirmation of reports that they have been killed, Parliament was told today amid concerns express by members over their fate

  • Amarinder seeks status report on 40 Indian captives in Iraq

    Expressing concern over the safety of 40 Indians held in captivity of ISIS in Iraq, senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh today asked the Centre to issue a status report saying that their families have been "kept in dark" so far

  • India third largest passport issuing country: Sushma Swaraj

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that India is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US

  • Nitin Gadkari assures steps to bring back five fishermen from Lanka

    The families of five fishermen, who were awarded capital punishment by a Sri Lankan court last month on drug-trafficking charges, today met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought immediate steps by India to bring them back home

  • India set to include Mauritius in Visa on Arrival scheme

    India is working on the inclusion of Mauritius in the group of countries to be listed in its Visa on Arrival scheme, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said

  • Penguin's three Aces?

    We like things done in triplets: three wise men, who followed the Christmas Star, three Bandra Khans who rule Bollywood, and now, after the publication of Sanjaya Baru's 'The Accidental Prime Minister', the release of Rajdeep Sardesai's '2014

  • Mumbai: Sushma Swaraj lauds Swachh Bharat as gutter water accumulates nearby

    In a speech at Dharavi, the Union minister spoke of the success of the clean-up campaign; meanwhile, gutter water flowed underneath her stage and accumulated few feet away

  • Sushma Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN SecurityCouncil during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

  • Patna: Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Nalanda University

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army